Sunday, October 09, 2011

She's a cumming

Excitement is building in the colony with approaching visit of Phil the Greek and Betty Battenberg. They are taking a cruise on the Brisbane River. They will ride on a Melbourne tram. They will catch a ferry to Manly in Sydney. They aren't visiting Sydney, haha. But yet, they will see some of Canberra.

In Perth before CHOGM they are going to a barbecue. Liz's loyal subjects (well this one) are unsure if she has her own teeth or not, so best not to serve her a T bone. Better stick with the home made rissoles made with cheap minced beef. The cheap mince is full of fat and so the rissoles taste much better. I think Safeway Woolworths plain thin sausages are rather good. Throw a few of those on the barbe and douse them liberally in White Crow tomato sauce. Our Betty has German ancestry too so I expect she likes cabbage. Whip up a coleslaw for the barbe, and I expect Phil the Greek would like a Greek salad.

She is supposed to leave Australia a couple of days before the famous Melbourne Cup horse racing meeting. But I know she likes the gee gees, so if you are attending the Cup, be on the look out for a woman in a hat and wearing gloves and dark glasses. This is a woman who takes her horses very seriously and she does not like to lose.

8 comments:

  1. HRH looks like she is about to say "Oh bugger!" lol

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  2. Or.. just "Bugger!"

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  3. I read somewhere that this may be Betty and Phil's last tour, since they're both getting so old. I believe she's 87 now. Just like everyone lese, they won't be coming to Adelaide.

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  4. They're both shipped in a CRYO case and then will be defrosted slowly so nothing breaks.

    I'll bet she will be betting in the Melbourne Cup, [long distance] those winnings go to the celebrations next year of sitting on the Throne for 60 years. [No festivities for sitting on that other throne!]

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  5. Will this visit once again ignite the call for Australia to become a republic?. Just for the record i'm all in favour of the Monarchy :-).

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  6. Pity she's not staying for the cup!

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  7. Cazzie, I am sure she is going to say botheration.

    River, I heard that they wouldn't travel far overseas before their trip was announced. We came to Adelaide...ok, not so important.

    Peter, will it be sixty years next year?

    Windsmoke, I am not in favour of a monarchy, but she can stay. Realising that it will probably be her last visit, I expect it will be quite successful.

    Seriously Dianne, it is hard to believe she isn't. I think she has owned horses that run in it.

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  8. She looks so much like Don's mother its scary - and I was scared of her - read somewhere that Williams intended Kate - asked to Queen for some advice before marriage, the Queen said, "Wear a seatbelt and don't piss me off!"

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